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Susan R. McAuliffe

Washington, D.C.

Susan R. McAuliffe

With over 25 years of experience, Susan McAuliffe anticipates client business needs and advocates effectively with regulators to find workable solutions.

Susan represents a wide range of transportation and manufacturing businesses in environmental and safety matters before federal and state agencies, including the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA).

She helps clients respond to agency investigations, understand and comply with regulatory requirements, and participate productively in rule making and other government proceedings. She routinely advises companies on motor vehicle regulatory matters, EPA emission standards, NHTSA and EPA reporting obligations, and workplace safety compliance. Susan is also well-versed in agency confidentiality proceedings, including advancing client confidentiality claims.

Representative experience

Advise transportation sector clients on safety reporting obligations, including auditing client practices and recommending compliance improvements.

Assist automakers in responding to NHTSA information requests and investigations on numerous vehicle safety and compliance issues.

Help nonroad equipment makers navigate EPA's engine emission rules, including seeking exemption under EPA's equipment manufacturer transition program.

Education and admissions


  • J.D., Columbia Law School, 1988
  • B.A., magna cum laude, Connecticut College, 1982


  • Member, American Bar Association
  • Member, Connecticut Bar Association

Bar admissions and qualifications

  • District of Columbia
  • Connecticut

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